Hay fever – Nothing to Sniff About

If you’re one of the millions of people who start sneezing as soon as spring arrives and trees and flowers start to shower us with their pollen, then you’ll know exactly what hay fever is all about. Streaming eyes, blocked nose, sneezing, itching skin – it’s not a lot of fun. There’s still lots we […]


Infant Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture has been back in the news recently after a report that excessive crying in babies can be effectively treated by a course of acupuncture. A study of babies suffering from colic was carried out by a team at Lunds University in Sweden and found that babies who were treated […]


Modern Training for Ancient Practice of Acupuncture

The ancient health technique of Acupuncture, thought to have originated in China as far back as 6000 BC, has now become a popular alternative therapy in the U.S.  Acupuncture has had an interesting history, being used widely in Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia before spreading to other parts of the globe. It’s taken its fair share […]

By Joanna | Acupuncture

How can Complementary Therapy Help Breast Cancer Patients?

Receiving treatment for Breast Cancer doesn’t end once the initial treatments and surgeries have been carried out.  Many patients receive additional medical therapies and drugs.  Unfortunately, drugs such as tamoxifen and raloxifene have side effects that include hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps and a small risk of uterine cancer, blood clots, stroke & liver […]


Keeping Acupuncture Safe and Painless

When it comes to acupuncture, safety and the quality of the patient experience are paramount; one significant factor is the quality of the needles used, especially now that single-use disposable needles are the norm.

By Joanna | Acupuncture

Can Electricity Spark New Therapies?

For centuries people have been experimenting with using electricity for therapeutic purposes. You may remember from a previous blog – The TENS Commandments – that the ancient Greeks and Romans were aware of the benefits of electrotherapy for pain relief during childbirth and in other situations. The trouble is, the only means that they had […]

By Joanna | Electrotherapy

5 Key Tips & The Science of Happiness

                            Happiness is a bit of an elusive concept. As an emotion, it’s clearly open to subjectivity: we all know what we mean by ‘happiness’ but do we all experience it in the same way? Just as importantly, what creates happiness? Is […]


Massage Therapy & Lightning Strikes affect Migraine

If you're one of the 36 million men, women and children in the United States that suffer with migraine, you'll be all too familiar with the symptoms.  The figures are startling; more people appear to suffer from migraine than diabetes and asthma combined! Symptoms can include some or all of the following: Pre-headache/warning phase  Intense throbbing […]

By Joanna | Acupuncture . Massage . Therapy